Too Much Time On My Hands - {Shoulder Surgery}

Too much time
Now that's a fun problem to have, right?! 

Too much time on your hands, what does that even mean?

Most of the time,  none of us have enough time. I never seem to have enough time to do all the tasks and lists of things to do on any given day. Now that I'm recovering from shoulder surgery, I have more time than I know what to do with. 😜

Time is such a valuable commodity and for once I have an abundance of it! The only reason I have so much is because I only have one working arm. There's only so much you can do, but I'm making the best of it. Gosh, it's been less than 1 week! And I'm losing my mind. I'm kidding... It isn't an easy place for me to be, but I'm dealing. This will probably be the longest 6 weeks of my life!😝

If you think I'm typing this, think again.... I'm using bloggers antiquated app on my iPad that's continually crashing. I'm using the talk to text and I have to save my work after every sentence. Because if I don't it will crash and not save it. So, I've yelled at it a few times. (On a good note, my wonderful blogging community informed me that I could use talk to text another way. YAY!!!😊 Sooo much better!!!)

As you can tell I survived shoulder surgery. All is well. I ended up having a bone spur shaved and some calcium deposits removed. I was hoping they wouldn't have to repair my rotator cuff tendon. In fact, I was praying quite fervently. It was the difference between being in a sling for 1 week versus 6 weeks. Well, once the doctor was in there and cleaned everything out, my rotator tendon was way too thin so he had to repair it. So, I get to wear this baby for 6 weeks. 😳

shoulder sling

The Dr told my husband, if he hadn't repaired it, I would've been back in 6 months for another surgery to repair it. Uhhhh no! Thank goodness I got it done! That wouldn't have been fun. My daughter's wedding is being planned... who has time for this???

In the long run, yes, I'm glad it's all said and done. Although, I'm not really going to like what's ahead of me for the next couple of months. OK, I'm going to take a minute here and be honest, I am a big baby when it comes to pain!!! I hate pain!  Well, no one loves it...I just seem to have a very low tolerance for it. I'll take as many drugs needed to take away the pain, no problem! I really just want this to be over.

Here's my reality.... I have a lot of hard work ahead of me in order to get my shoulder functioning the way it used to. A LOT of work! But I'm going to do it! A girls got to do what a girls got to do! Are you hearing me? I want to go back to painting and building. I want to go back to doing push-ups and jumping jacks. I want to be able to do all the fun things I did before, just without pain. I WILL get there!

So what am I gonna do with myself while I'm recuperating? I have a few books to read. I'm going to try and work on a few posts. (Now that I got this talk to text thing going!) I  plan on working on that never ending mess of photos.  I have a list, of course. And it's growing! 😊

I'll probably watch more Netflix then I'm willing to admit. Normally, I never watch TV during the day but it's something I can do when I need to rest. There really isn't a whole lot I can do with one arm, but I'm going to make the best of it.  I will survive! 😊 👍

But you know what? God knew all about this... He knew I needed this done. I argued and fought it for awhile. I'm so glad I finally listened. His timing is always perfect. He will get me through every grueling therapy session and I'll get stronger everyday. Not only my shoulder, but in my spirit too. I am still a work in process. I am forever thankful for His faithfulness to me. 💗

Have a terrific day!


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